EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change


The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media in each EU member state. It has been in existence since 2002.

The map displays the most recent cases. Nation-wide cases are displayed next to the country name.

Recent restructuring cases

The database is updated daily and grows at a rate of approximately 20-30 new entries a week. To date, more than 27,000 restructuring events have been recorded.

In order to be included in the database, an individual case of restructuring must involve the announced loss or creation of at least 100 jobs, or employment effects affecting at least 10% of a workforce of more than 250 people. A restructuring statistics tool is available to explore summary data from the restructuring events database by country, sector and restructuring type.

Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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Announcement date Country Company Restructuring type Sector Planned job creation Planned job reductions min
20/04/2004 France Techpy Internal restructuring Manufacturing 98
19/04/2004 Austria Buhl-Bau Bankruptcy/Closure Construction 220
19/04/2004 Slovakia Walser Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 100
18/04/2004 United Kingdom W.H.Smith Internal restructuring Retail 270
16/04/2004 United Kingdom Daily Express Internal restructuring Manufacturing 100
15/04/2004 Slovakia Glacier Slovakia Business expansion Manufacturing 200
14/04/2004 Portugal Valeo Bankruptcy/Closure Manufacturing 339
14/04/2004 European Union DuPont Internal restructuring Manufacturing 935
14/04/2004 Germany Boecker Bankruptcy/Closure Retail 290
13/04/2004 World Epcos Offshoring/Delocalisation Manufacturing 1,300
12/04/2004 Sweden Flextronics Internal restructuring Manufacturing 350
10/04/2004 Luxembourg Arcelor Internal restructuring Manufacturing 1,000
10/04/2004 Netherlands Boskalis Internal restructuring Construction 200
10/04/2004 Lithuania Apavikta Internal restructuring Manufacturing 220